Martin, Kessler Fellow

Kessler Fellows Program

Juniors: Apply Now!

Application Information


Engaging Entrepreneurial Spirit is what we're all about.

Education.  Exploration.  Inspiration.  Fit.


The Kessler Fellows Program is a cornerstone entrepreneurship program in the College of Engineering. Select juniors deeply engage in a unique year-long immersion aimed to help them identify and experience their unique fit in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Program involves entrepreneurial education, personal exploration, a summer startup experience and the opportunity to inspire others through a reflective symposium. 

Eligibility and Selection

Juniors are eligible to apply early in the fall semester.  Applicants are interviewed and selected by a Program Advisory Board comprised of faculty, academic staff and entrepreneurs.  

Program Funding

Through the generosity of Andrew J. Kessler '80 EE, Fellows receive a cash prize and a weekly stipend over the summer. In addition, if they are financial aid recipients a portion of their packaged federal loan may be reduced during their senior year. 


Kessler Fellows Program Mission and Vision

Georgia working at her fellowship

“ Academics are important. I wanted to get out there and do real things. Getting involved with start-ups is not the typical route, but it was what I needed to do."
-Georgia Crowther, 2013 Kessler Fellow

Learn more about the Kessler Fellows Program

Tracey Brant

We aspire to be the premier donor-supported undergraduate entrepreneurship program. Students are drawn to our one-of-a-kind immersion to deeply engage in personal discovery and 'drive their own bus' through every phase of the year-long experience.

— Tracey Brant PCC, Program Director